If you are planning a trip to Phoenix, here are five attractions you won’t want to miss. They come to you directly from Vinnie Van GO and the travel experts at The Go Group.
There are plenty of hiking and biking trails in Papago Park, where you can enjoy the Sonoran Desert habitat with its distinctive sandstone formations. The park is also home to the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo.
Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum traces the origins of music and the instruments that play that music in five major world regions. There are also a number of specialized galleries, including one devoted to mechanical musical instruments that play themselves and another that features instruments that belonged to famous musicians and still another that invites visitors to touch, play and hear a wide variety of instruments.
Fifth Avenue Shops in Scottsdale
Want to buy a pair of genuine cowboy boots or authentic Native American jewelry? Head to the Fifth Avenue arts district in Scottsdale, which features more than 80 specialty shops and art galleries, 35 eating establishments and entertainment venues.
The art and culture of American Indians are celebrated and preserved at the Heard Museum. The permanent collections consists of more than 40,000 objects. You’ll see Hopi katsina dols; Navajo and Zuni jewelry, Navajo textiles, ceramics, pottery and fine art.
Herberger Theater Center
The Herberger, located in downtown Phoenix, is home to three residential companies: the Arizona Theatre Company, Center Dance Ensemble and iTheatre Collaborative and offers other professional performances as well – including a lunch-time Theater series. Check the calendar to see what’s playing during your visit.